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Avro Lancaster NX611 winter restoration 2018

01 October 2018

It's that time of year again, here's what we will be doing to Avro lancaster NX611 this winter

Building on the hugely successful 2017 winter restoration period with a complete rebuild of the starboard tail fin and rudder of NX611, NDT work and inspection schemes we will be proceeding with year 2 of our 10 year restoration plan. 

2018 will see us focusing on two distinct areas being the tail fin/rudder and engines subframes.

The following work is aimed to be completed this winter-


-Port Fin and Rudder disassembly and complete rebuild/restoration

-Port undercarriage support beam (these have the undercarriage and engine bearers bolted to them and in turn bolt to the front spars).  Its a forged item so needs to be removed for paint strip, inspection and NDT.


- Port trailing edge access panel anchor nut strip replacement and spar web inspection.

- Hydraulic main system service and filter change


- Number 1 and 2 engine removal for subframe NDT and inspection

- Winter servicing of engines


- All 4 Propeller removal and inspection

All of this work is estimated to cost £125,000.00 over the 6 month period.

If you would like weekly reports on the restoration work during that period please sign up to the Rivet Club HERE

If you would like to support the project with a donation we would be very grateful and it can be given HERE

We will endeavour to provide winter restoration tours as we did in 2016 and 2017 as they proved extremely popular so if you would like to do a tour please keep an eye on our website.

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